So here’s an interesting service that could benefit yacht and boat owners, yacht and boat sitting.
Or people who are willing and able to move around freely and go look after someone’s boat.
There are millions of Yachts, Power Cruisers and even Superyachts sitting in marinas all over the world. And for whatever reason, they do not move. The owners have all kinds of reasons for not using their boats.
Disadvantages of leaving a boat in a marina with nobody on-board.
Advantages of having someone or a couple live, temporarily live on your boat.
One way is advertise on this website. Place a free listing with the location, boat size and details of what you expect from whoever lives on your vessel. The dates and if you prefer a couple of a single person.
The most important aspect of this is trust from both parties.
As an owner
You need to be assured that whoever is going to live on your boat or yacht is
Are you prepared to pay a basic monthly support salary to the couple or person looking after your boat?
As they are living on your boat rent free, this can be a nominal amount. They still however need to eat and live with some kind of income.
Ideally you could find someone who runs a freedom business from his computer and can live anywhere so long as he has an internet connection. Could be in IT, websites, advertising, Network marketing, bloggers in fact there are so many businesses that are now run from laptops from home or anywhere the person can connect to the net.
Obviously certain credit or reference checks will need to be done just the same as if you were renting a house to a new tenant. There are also many agencies that can help an owner in this regard. We may even list some agency checking services on this website in the near future.
As a couple or single looking to boat sit.
You must get your Bio, experience and references ready. It will be up to you to PROVE that you are trustworthy and honest enough. If you expect a yacht or boat owner to just give you the keys to his or her yacht ! You need to get real and become very responsible and trustworthy.
Probably the main reason most big yachts and motor cruisers sit empty for most of the year is…
The owners DO NOT TRUST ANYONE TO LIVE ON THEM.
The second reason would probably be
They may not have the spare cash to pay someone to boat sit for them.
Everyone’s life circumstances are different.
A couple could be struggling to find a job and pay the ridiculously high rents in the UK.
A multi millionaire could be down to his last million and is afraid he will lose everything unless he works like a dog 7 days a week but does not want to sell or leave his yacht sitting empty for months on end.
Someone like a friend of mine, works from his laptop and spends 6 – 12 months of the year in Thailand or Australia or Panama… He can live and work anywhere.
For Yacht and boat sitting, you need to be clean, tidy and have some maintenance skills.
Check out the videos on superyacht crew in the video section… most high end boat owners are fastidious in their attention to detail. However, the average boat owner is fairly normal and will not expect super-yachts standards.
You can place a free ad on the boat sitting page and use our email for initial contact from respondents to your advertisement. Or you can use your own email and phone number in the ad. It’s your choice.
Free advertisement also – but we suggest a phone number and e mail in your ad. Get your references and CV with your past history, work and practical experience sorted out.